The front cabin is being reshape (again) to provide a five foot double bed, a dressing table, hanging space, shelves, cupboards and a sail locker. All in a 10ft by 9ft area.
Anne Marie has her own Facebook account now. Although Facebook weren’t sure for a while what gender she is or indeed when her birthday is. Now they know she was born in 1977 and is female. This is of course her choice to make in advance of any changes in legislation in the UK.
Today saw a major step forward in weather proofing the deck. The whole thing was templated for the laying of a plastic teak looking deck to be fitted at the end of august.
A series of plastic sheets were fitted, cut and marked up to become the patterns over which the Tek Deck will be constructed.
They will be taken back o the Worksop and laid out on the floor to create a picture of Ann Marie’s deck and cockpit layout. Watch out for the end of august when the end result is glued in place.
REAL improvements to report. The six side sections are all glued in place using 3M5200 sealant. And bolted down with loads of massive bolts through the deck sides.
are (well Alan actually) repairing the rear toe rail which had rotted extensively.
The deck is being filled, screw heads counter-sinked, and smoothed out to get a surface ready for the new decking.
Onwards and upwards.
Here is Carrie holding up the rudder in its final location for me to see if I need to make adjustments. It’s heavy but she’s a strong woman. Big isn’t it?
The rudder shaft has to be replaced as it was, if you remember, severely bent.
The next photo shows how close the rudder fits against the hull. The red line shows the rough position of the shaft. The blue line shows where I have to saw it off to enable me to fit it all in. I have to modify the shaft into two pieces because of the way it will be installed. All will become clear in time.